This course provides solar PV energy and electric utility professionals an understanding of utility distribution systems, and the considerations in connecting utility-scale solar PV to distribution systems.
Why Take This Course The pace at which utility-scale solar PV projects are being connected to utility distribution systems continues to accelerate. A Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory report in October 2021 stated that the capacity in the US utility-scale solar project pipeline was roughly equal to the wind, storage, and natural gas COMBINED.
Solar developers and contractors, utilities, regulators, equipment suppliers, consultants, and researchers need an accelerated and effective way for employees to gain an understanding of utility-scale solar PV plants, utility distribution systems, and the many considerations and issues in the interconnection of the two.
What You Get This course has been designed so that you will:
- Gain a knowledge base you can use for successful interconnections of utility-scale solar PV to utility distribution
- Be able to understand the “lingo” and concepts of utility distribution systems, and have better conversations during solar PV project development and execution
- Boost your capabilities, become more valuable to your organization, and enhance your career progression
In this course, Tim Taylor, Owner of Electric Distribution Academy, brings his 30+ years of experience in utility distribution systems, utility-scale solar plants, and interconnection requirements to give students the background to succeed in the growing utility-scale solar PV industry.
What You Can Expect The course is technically-oriented and focused on electric power concepts, equipment, and applications. However, the material is presented from the “ground-up”, so that if you are a non-engineer or are new to utility-scale solar PV plants and utility distribution systems, you can progress easily through the content with little trouble.
Extensive use of graphics is used in the instructional videos, and you can download a copy of all class material for future use. Tim is also readily available through the class discussion board.
Tim also provides an extensive list of resources that you can use in the future for more in-depth conversations on key topics.
In preparation for this course students should take the free course "Overview of Electric Distribution Systems"
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